What shall I wear? The what, where, when, and how much of fashion by Claire McCardell
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Review of the first edition.
In her day, Claire McCardell was revolutionary. Her idea that fashion should suit the woman was a very new and freeing idea. It’s still a freeing idea, but the first edition is not timeless in the specifics.
I’d say this would be a good book for a collector, but the quality of the paper concerns me. It’s not on acid free paper, and the paper was brittle and becoming very fragile. I don’t know that it will last.
However, if you love Ms. McCardell’s ideas and her fashions, this is a very fun read. It’s definitely worth checking out from the library.
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, Claire McCardell
I posted this to facebook, but it’s still on my mind.
Alternet.org asked Why Cops Bust Down Doors of Medical Pot Growers, But Ignore Men Who Keep Naked Girls on Leashes?
1. Low status of women and the cultural view that women are objects for the use of men. The priority that crimes like the one mentionned above get is a reflection of our culture.
2. The money incentive. But I go back to the second sentence of my first point: “The priority that crimes like the one below get is a reflection of our culture.” Whether you want to say it was thru our duly elected officials who reflect our values and culture or whether you want to say that the rich & powerful who control our duly elected officials, it is we who decided this. We are not powerless in this country. We stopped ACTA. But crimes against women?
Until we decide that the objectification of women is not a good cultural value, we aren’t going to change our priorities. If you buy a product that uses the objectification of women in its advertising, you are part of the why. If you support movies, music, and other media that objectify women, you are part of the problem.
If you believe that that is the value of women, then well and good. Be proud of your choices and the way your society treats women and will treat our daughters and granddaughters.
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from the garden
, fava beans
, yellow rose
Ugh! It was hot today. I got to be late last night. I woke up at 6 am, was pissed that I woke up so early, went back to sleep, woke up at 9, and was pissed that I woke up so late. I didn’t get into the garden until around 11. I worked, mostly pulling weeds, for about an hour, then deadheaded and came inside to paint and do laundry. I managed to make it to the library and put a lasagne in the oven. And that is a weekend day in the exciting life of Neefer.
Tags: apple blossoms
, bearded iris
You don’t have to have something for them to climb on to enjoy their loveliness and heavenly scent.
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, front yard
, native California iris
, spanish lavender